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Van Gogh’s Famous Sunflower Paintings Are Slowly Turning Brown, New Research Finds

Art World<p>The gradual discoloration of yellow pigments could threaten dozens of other works by Van Gogh and his peers.<p>,<p>Vincent van Gogh’s stunning …

Colours of Impressionism: Musée d'Orsay paintings show how science fuelled a colour revolution

It's hard to imagine today, but colour has been the subject of significant controversy for much of the history of Western art.<p>In fact it's only …

Museum Conservators Are Racing to Preserve Plastic Artifacts

Historians are struggling to save plastic objects for posterity.<p>We hear a lot about how plastic is ruining the Earth and causing an environmental …

Conserving Degas

<b>Glenn Petersen:</b> I've been working as a conservator for twenty-five years, almost exclusively with costume. One of the curators approached me about …

Art

Roy Lichtenstein's 'Whaam!' Back on Display at Tate Liverpool

If you do one thing this spring, go see Roy Lichtenstein’s <i>Whaam!</i> (1963), which recently went on display at Tate Liverpool as part of the gallery’s …

Monastery on rocks needs restoration

ERZURUM – Anadolu Agency<p>AA photo<p>The Solomon Monastery, which was carved out of the rocks in the eastern province of Erzurum’s Şenkaya district nearly …

This image shows the 1947 progression of a mount for the Wolf Diorama in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. It begins with the positioning of the skeleton, then modeling the wolf form with plaster of paris, followed by the making of a cast, ending with a completed paper manikin which the wolf skin is fitted over. Learn more in this video series about the restoration of the Hall of North American Mammals.

The Vanishing Villages of Saxon Romania

In collaboration with the the Global Heritage Fund, I set out to document the fragile beauty of the Saxon Villages of Transylvania, a rural area set below the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.<p>The Global Heritage Fund and its partner charities are working to save these villages before the relentless march of time and progress destroys the unique cultural make up and way of life for those living in these villages. The work incorporates not only the conservation and restoration of the historic …

China's Great Wall covered in cement | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It's the repair job that's so ugly you can probably see it from space.<p>A 700-year-old "wild" stretch of China's Great Wall has been covered in a smooth, white trail of cement under orders from Suizhong county's Cultural Relics Bureau, Sina reported on Wednesday.<p>The repairs were carried out …

Advanced Algorithm Improves Art Restoration Techniques

Art historians and conservators frequently use X-ray radiographs to glean information about not only a painting’s surface, but the cracks and layers …

How the Brooklyn Museum Cares for Its Collection | Conservation Lab

From rescuing George Washington, to repairing ancient papyrus scrolls, the caretakers of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection gave us a tour of their inner sanctum.<p>As I arrive at the Brooklyn Museum early on a Monday morning, conservators and conservators-in-training are reviewing the developments of …